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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: Thassyrians king in peas with fowle desyre

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 A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary

A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary: photo by Attila Kovacs/EPA, 27 April 2016

 A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary

A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary: photo by Attila Kovacs/EPA, 27 April 2016
 
Thassyrians king in peas with fowle desyre
And filthye lustes that staynd his regall harte
In warr that should sett pryncelye hertes afyre
vaynquyshd
dyd yelde for want of marcyall arte
The dent of swordes from kysses semed straunge
And harder than hys ladyes syde his targe

from glotton feastes to sowldyers fare a chaunge
his helmet far above a garlandes charge
who scace the name of manhode dyd retayne
Drenched in slouthe and womanishe delight
Feble of sprete unpacyent of payne
when he hadd lost his honor and hys right
Prowde tyme of welthe, in stormes appawld with drede
murdred hym self to shew some manfull dede

 
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547): Thassyrians king in peas with fowle desyre: text from British Library MS Additional 36529, f. 56v

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a 'smart' jacket next to a group of students during a Girls' Day event held at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The jacket displays the temperature and reacts to pickpocketing.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a ‘smart’ jacket next to a group of students during a Girls’ Day event held at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The jacket displays the temperature and reacts to pickpocketing.: photo by Kaya Nietfeld/EPA, 27 April 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a 'smart' jacket next to a group of students during a Girls' Day event held at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The jacket displays the temperature and reacts to pickpocketing.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a ‘smart’ jacket next to a group of students during a Girls’ Day event held at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The jacket displays the temperature and reacts to pickpocketing.: photo by Kaya Nietfeld/EPA, 27 April 2016


BREAKING: Hillary Clinton projected winner of Pennsylvania primary - networks: image via Reuters Live @ReutersLive, 27 April 2016


In the battle for Hollywood endorsements - and cash - Clinton rules: image via Reuters Showbiz @ReutersShowbiz, 27 April 2016



A man carries an injured child in Douma, Syria, after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad: photo by Bassam Khabieh/Reuters, 30 December 2015


A man carries an injured child in Douma, Syria, after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad: photo by Bassam Khabieh/Reuters, 30 December 2015



The Death of Sardanapalus: Eugène Delacroix, 1827, oil on canvas, 392 x 496 cm (Musée du Louvre, Paris)


Aleppo, Syria. Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad
: photo by Reuters, 7 April 2015



 Aleppo, Syria. Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad: photo by Reuters, 7 April 2015

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Syria's Assad promises jobs to relatives of killed soldiers #Syria: image via Middle East Eye @MidleEastEye, 1 January 2015



Russia wants more details about U.S. special forces deployment in Syria: image via Reuters Live @ReutersLive, 27 April 2016



#BREAKING NEWS A PRECISION AIR STRIKE HIT THE AL-QUDS #HOSPITAL IN #ALEPPO SHORTLY AFTER 9 PM. AT LEAST 15 KILLED.: image via Julian Röpcke, 27 April 2016


[Aftermath of regime attack, Aleppo] 23-4-2016: image via hozaifadahmaan, 23 April 2016


[Aftermath of regime attack, Aleppo] 23-4-2016: image via hozaifadahmaan, 23 April 2016


[Aftermath of hospital attack, Aleppo] #bombing_hospital_war_crime: image via hozaifadahmaan, 27 April 2016


[Aftermath of hospital attack, Aleppo] #bombing_hospital_war_crime: image via hozaifadahmaan, 27 April 2016


I think, I don't need to say who is the main suspect of a "night time precision air strike" on a hospital in Syria: image via Julian Röpcke, 27 April 2016


#Graphic Baby, alive but with open skull, saved from rubble after #Assad air strike #Aleppo: image via Julian Röpcke, 27 April 2016


The war on doctors. "In Aleppo, #Syria largest city in the country, only 13 surgeons remain": image via Nadim Houry @nadimhoury, 20 November 2014


Girl #UnderAttack by #Assad  A picture worth more than 1000 useless UN resolutions.: image via Julian Röpcke, 27 April 2016


Same picture as every day. #Assad and his allies ignore the #SyriaCeasefire, bomb #Aleppo. image via Julian Röpcke, 27 April 2016



Cessation of hostilities: Assad uses SS-21 tactical ballistic missiles to kill first aiders from @SyriaCivilDef.: image via Björn Stritzel @bjoernstritzel, 26 April 2016 


Aftermath of #precise #double #nighttime air strikes (screams "Russian"!) on @SyriaCivilDef.: image via Julian Röpcke, 26 April 2016


The "#SyriaCeasefire" in #Aleppo #AssadGenocide: image via Julian Röpcke, 26 April 2016


#Footage #Assad regime(?!) Cluster Bomb attacks on rebel positions in #Latakia province: image via Julian Röpcke, 26 April 2016


#Footage #Assad forces shelled Eastern #Aleppo with missiles today. #Syria: image via Julian Röpcke, 25 April 2016


#Kurdistan: the city of #Sirnak, after months of Turkish army operations which included heavy shelling: image via Thomas van Linge @arabthomness, 25 April 2016


What you graffiti when you graffiti in an informal refugee camp. #Idomeni #Greece: image via Jina Moore Verified account @itsjina, 27 April 2016


Refugees queue for food at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees near #Idomeni I By Joe Klamar #AFP
: image via AFP Photo Department @AFPphoto, 27 April 2016



#Greece: A man rests by the window of a train station at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees near #Idomeni: image via Talar Kalajian @TalarKala, 27 April 2016




Families walk through fields towards the Greece-Macedonia border in Idomeni, Greece: photo by Dan Kitwood, 2 March 2016
 

A view of the barbed wire fence along the Greece-Macedonia border: photo by Dan Kitwood, 2 March 2016
 
 
A man holds the hand of a young girl as they walk through fields as refugees continue to arrive at the Greek-Macedonian border: photo by Dan Kitwood, 1 March 2016


Stranded refugees and migrants try to break through the border fence as Macedonian policemen push them back, near Gevgelija: photo by Boris Grdanoski / AP, 29 February 2016

 
Stranded refugees and migrants break the border fence and throw stones from the Greek side as Macedonian policemen use tear gas: photo by Boris Grdanoski / AP, 29 February 2016



A woman carries a child on the Greek side of the border as they run away after Macedonian police fired tear gas: photo by Petros Giannakouris / AP, 29 February 2016


Fattoum Hassan. Syrian, 64, half-blind. Refugee on trial for rioting on Hungarian border.: image via Jonathan Rugman @jrug, 27 April 2016



Faisal Hamad uses a wheelchair after a Syrian air strike. Refugee detained in Hungary for 7 months for rioting. Uh?: image via Jonathan Rugman @jrug, 27 April 2016


The Moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary

The Moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest: photo by Peter Komka/EPA, 22 October 2015

The Moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary

The Moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest: photo by Peter Komka/EPA, 22 October 2015

3 comments:

Wooden Boy said...

I saw the report on Hungary on Channel 4. Horrible. Europe's peace is certainly something sordid.

TC said...

A cruel and tentative peace based in fear and paranoid defensiveness is hardly worth the name.

TC said...

(Not forgetting that Henry Howard Earl of Surrey was a perfect gentleman and knight of Christendom -- nothing like so unmanly and ignoble in his personal habits as th'Assyrian despot Sardanapulus, in his lurid and luxurious curtain scene as romantically imagined by Delacroix...)